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Rachel Harris

2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow Rachel Harris
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Rachel Harris, 2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow

Rachel Harris is a junior at Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, New York. When she isn't reading, dancing, or watching Netflix, she is an assistant teacher at her local Hebrew School. She is also an active member in many clubs in her school, including Model UN and Peer Tutoring.

Blog posts

Rachel Brosnahan

The Marvelous Concept of Imperfection

My mother is an avid recommender. She sends me articles and book titles, offers topics to blog about—she even suggested I see Hamilton with my grandma when it first opened on Broadway (before it got super popular). Unfortunately, more often than not I just roll my eyes and ignore these recommendations (as us teenagers often do), and so I have yet to see Hamilton. In the spirit of not making the same mistake twice, I didn’t ignore her when she told me to watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Black Lives Matter Logo

Kneeling to Take a Stand

I’ve never really distinguished between my feminist and activist identities. They’ve always been one and the same – my feminism inspires my activism, and thus they are not two distinct parts of me. As I’ve grown, I’ve gained more awareness about important social justice issues both inside and outside the feminist movement, one example being police brutality. 

Make America Great Again Hat

Picking Battles

Not to be dramatic, but my blood boils whenever I see someone in Trump paraphernalia. Luckily, this is rarely an issue for me. My area of New York is notoriously liberal (Hillary Clinton lives 15 minutes from my house!), and I rarely encounter anyone diametrically opposed to me. However, I’m reminded on occasion that my town isn’t always the liberal bubble I make it out to be. 

Golda Meir, March 1, 1973

Badass Bubbee

She’s a confusing character in the feminist narrative. A pioneer in her field, yet so disappointingly anti-feminist. How do you label her? Should she be viewed as a hero, a villain, an accidental role model? The life and career of Goldie Myerson, or Golda Meir as she’s more commonly known, begs these questions.

The Kotel at Night

When Identities Meet

The first moment it hit me that Israel was my new reality—that I would be spending the next four months with these sixty teens as part of the NFTY EIE program—was our first Shabbat together. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rachel Harris." (Viewed on May 27, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/rachel-harris>.

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